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So pristine was the remodelled school that we were beginning to wonder whether the girls felt able to let rip, but an art room full of plaster and paint be-smattered girls enthusiastically constructing props for a forthcoming play dispelled our concerns. We’ve seen some Forest Schools in our time and it has to be said that this is one where the word ‘forest’ is stretched rather thinly. This friendly and extremely well resourced prep would be…

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What the school says...

We offer a broad education, with academic success achieved through cultivating a sense of excitement and enthusiasm for learning from the earliest age. There is an emphasis on having fun, with trips to places of historical interest, plays, form assemblies, concerts and workshops. Numerous after school and lunch time clubs are offered, together with sporting activities and visiting speakers. Headington Prep School is committed to providing opportunities for girls regardless of their background or financial circumstances, and means tested bursaries of up to 100% are available to those joining the school at age 9. ...Read more

What the parents say...

A fantastic inclusive school. Really on the ball Head who considers each child individually. All made to feel valued. Excellent progressive teaching and endless clubs to enrich the curriculum. Great have a go philosophy of the games department. If you make the effort to do extra training you will get into a team.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2014, Mrs Jane Crouch BA, MA (40s). Studied French and geography at Keele. Her masters, in educational management and administration, is from the University of London. Was previously head of Dame Bradbury’s School, Saffron Walden and before that head of Ashford School, Kent and deputy head of Great Walstead, West Sussex. Mrs Crouch had the confidence of parents we spoke to and her easy, friendly relationship with the girls seems well established. Tempting though the calm of her study must be, she told us that she ‘loves getting into the classroom’ and was ‘determined to fit some teaching in’.

All possible building work having been done, we wondered whether Mrs Crouch wanted to redevelop any other aspect of the school. While not hatching plans for revolution, she told us...

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